The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is home to a diverse collection of raptor species. This is apparent in our rehabilitation clinic, where we treat everything from tiny Northern Saw-whet Owls to majestic Bald Eagles. Our team recently released five different species in one week! All five species were admitted due to collision incidents, which are the most common reason our patients need medical attention. However, each of these raptors suffered different injuries and came from different locations across the states of Wyoming and Idaho.
Red-tailed Hawk 8.31.23 was admitted from Gillette, WY after a car strike fractured her left ulna. Long-eared Owl 8.1.23 was admitted from Douglas, WY after a collision with a barbed wire fence entangled his left wing and broke his left ulna, radius and metacarpus. Great Horned Owl 9.11 broke his left clavicle after a car strike in Firth, ID. Swainson’s Hawk 8.22.23 was admitted from Casper, WY after a car strike that caused soft tissue damage and severe road rash over his feet and legs. Lastly, Northern Saw-whet Owl 10.17.23 came in concussed after a window collision in Jackson, WY. All birds have healed from their various injuries and ailments and are back out into the wild where they belong!
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